[kde-artists] Resolving icon naming conflicts

Kenneth Wimer wimer at kde.org
Thu May 29 11:27:19 BST 2008

lol, perfect time make a spelling mistake....

On Thursday 29 May 2008 12:15:44 Kenneth Wimer wrote:
> On Thursday 29 May 2008 00:56:26 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> <snip>
> > I see some issues.
> >
> > The most important is that the icon names need to make sense not only to
> > people but to the KDE Icon Loader code.  Making sense to people is a
> > lower standard that being logically correct for the code.  E.G. the code
> > will choke on names that are perfectly acceptable to people.
> I disagree 100%. We are making this for people, not for machines.
> I think that all we need is good documentation of the name change process.
> Some things we can discuss. We discussed the zoom issue, disagreed, asked
> on fd.o and even dobey agreed with using a generic zoom. Issued resolved,

> the name stays as JP has done. Other issues can be handled the same way.
> --
> Ken
> > This is not only a question of the Oxygen names.  It is a question of
> > ALL KDE4 icon names -- for all icon themes.
> >
> > Although JP seems to think that it is OK for him to name Oxygen icons
> > one thing and have me rename the icons in KDEArtWork something else.  I
> > fully realize that this is unacceptable, it won't work, and I will not
> > do it.  This idea is counter to common sense and the ultimate counter
> > example to that the old open source motto "who does the work decides".
> >
> > Obviously, the KDE project needs global design and planning.  Therefore,
> > we need a better method than just having JP decide and others trying to
> > figure out what he did by looking at the SVN module.
> >
> > The icon names need to be logical and they need to be fully documented.
> >   I started to document them but had to give it up since JP did not
> > provide me with the information needed -- he put me out of the loop.
> >
> > Therefore, we continue to have a problem.  Most of the icons in
> > KDEArtWork have the old KDE3 names and some of them have KDE4 names that
> > are not the same as JP's names.  This is not OK.
> >
> > This needs to be resolved in a utilitarian manner -- one that works for
> > everyone.
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